Yes! It’s a whale! So many of you guessed correctly:) I have had such wonderful fun designing this whale. His name is Glider, the whale and he is knitted all in one piece, except for his side fins. I knitted him in the round with the magic loop, but DPNs work just as well. I have used double knitting (DK) wool and 4mm circular needles.
During the design process, I knitted up to a point and then I thought to myself, how am I going to knit this tail, so I just sat and stared at my knitting for a while… I really didn’t want to knit separate pieces and sew them together or even have to shape tiny pieces. Then it came to me, it was a wonderful realisation and I carried on knitting, just shaping and the tail appeared! It was so exciting, really!!
His pattern is available in my Etsy shop.
Here’s a close up of the tail.
I have also given this whale a little blowhole on the top of his body. His eyes are needle felted on.
If you would like a chance to win a pattern, just leave a comment below, I am giving away 2 patterns. I will announce the winner tomorrow in this post:)
Have a lovely day,
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